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    Microsoft better than expected results due to cloud success

    It's the ninth positive quarter in a row, and Microsoft's shares hit a 15-year high.
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    Re: Microsoft better than expected results due to cloud success

    Those are some impressive figures, lets see if they keep up this upwards trend and if MSoft can keep the growth going

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    Re: Microsoft better than expected results due to cloud success

    They seem more like well manipulated figures to me what with comparing GAAP percentages from last year/quarter with "constant currency" percentages, and saying things like Xbox users grew 28 per cent to 39 million when its only gone up by 2 million.

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    Re: Microsoft better than expected results due to cloud success

    Quote Originally Posted by Corky34 View Post
    They seem more like well manipulated figures to me what with comparing GAAP percentages from last year/quarter with "constant currency" percentages, and saying things like Xbox users grew 28 per cent to 39 million when its only gone up by 2 million.
    They don't *seem* like manipulated figures to me; I know they are manipulated because it is stated that they are.

    It's quite common to strip out currency fluctuations to demonstrate the underlying growth. To provide both sets of figures gives us all the information we need.

    Xbox users grew by 30% from the rounded figures supplied (from 30 to 39). 28% has been calculated using the non-rounded figures.

    A good set of results from a company with another decent product in the pipeline: the HoloLens.
    I'm really looking forward to all the VR offerings coming our way.

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    Re: Microsoft better than expected results due to cloud success

    They did? I must have missed where the said they manipulated the figures.

    Providing both sets of figures is a bit different than being selective in what numbers are used in the highlights, in the summarisation of the earning report, don't get me wrong i consider even the smallest profit to be a positive, i just don't get why there's a need to massage the underlying figures to make them sound better.

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